There’s a good reason why tummy tucks perennially rank among the top-five cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States: These surgical procedures are extremely effective and deliver dramatic results.
We understand that getting to your ideal body shape can be challenging. You can diet and exercise and watch the needle on your scale fall, yet your abdomen remains stubbornly flabby.
Here at Laughlin Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Laughlin and our team offer services that cover your cosmetic needs from head to toe, including the most frustrating of areas — your abdomen.
Here’s a look at how our tummy tuck can help you achieve your body-shape goals, and why, if you act now, you’ll be able to greet the summer season with renewed confidence.
A tummy tuck, which is also known as an abdominoplasty, is an incredibly effective procedure in which we remove excess fat and tissue around your abdomen and restore your muscles for a more toned and firm abdomen.
There are many situations in which a tummy tuck is an ideal solution, starting with those who have recently lost considerable weight, only to be met by flabby skin that belies their great efforts. When you gain weight, your skin stretches, and your muscles separate to accommodate the increased fat in your abdomen.
But when you lose this weight, your skin may not bounce back, and your muscles may not come together, making any effort to tighten and tone your belly a very tough proposition.
By the same token, if you’ve been pregnant, your belly has, quite literally, been pushed to its limits. If you know you’re done having children, a tummy tuck is a great way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body.
Another common problem is simply aging. As you grow older, your skin loses collagen — the protein responsible for its support. As a result, your skin may sag, especially in areas where your weight fluctuates. With a tummy tuck, we can remove this excess skin to tighten and tone your belly.
During your tummy tuck, we can accomplish several objectives to tighten and recontour your belly by:
After your tummy tuck, you should count on six weeks of recovery as your tissues heal. During this time, we monitor you closely, and you should expect to wear a compression garment, which stabilizes your abdominal tissues.
By the end of your recovery, you’ll be thrilled to debut your flatter, more toned belly. And, if you start now, you can debut this great new contour in time for summer.
If you’d like to schedule your tummy tuck consultation or you have more questions about the procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Annapolis, Maryland.